Three arrested over burglary after search by traffic cops and dog unit

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after the car they were in was tracked down by police.

Monday, 8th January 2018, 10:21 am
Updated Monday, 8th January 2018, 10:40 am
Durham Constabulary's road policing team had a busy weekend.

Durham Constabulary has said the arrests were among the actions by Operation Dragoon, which isl targeting the criminal and anti-social use of the roads throughout the county and Cleveland.

The force has said that during the weekend, a vehicle suspected of being involved in a burglary activated a Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

Following a search by road policing officers and the dog unit, the vehicle was located at Durham Services.

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Two males and a female were detained and all three were arrested on suspicion of burglary. In Blackhall, a Citroen Berlingo was stop checked and the driver was arrested and charged for being over the drink drive limit, for having no insurance and for driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.

The vehicle was also seized.

The team, which is part of the Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit, has also released a series of other incidents it deal with.

The driver of a BMW driving anti-socially on Yoden Way, Peterlee was issued with a traffic warning.Following a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Middlestone Moor, near Spennymoor, a woman driver was charged with failure to provide a specimen. A red Rover was seized in Darlington and the driver was reported for no insurance. The driver of a Mazda was stopped in Kelloe and arrested for drug driving and drugs were recovered from the vehicle. A male involved in a serious collision which left two victims with life-changing injuries was also sentenced to 39 months in prison and a 43 month driving ban following on from an investigation by the force.